VaST Systems Technology Corporation—powering embedded design innovation—today announced that Colin Lythall has been named as director of engineering for the VaST Systems Technology Pty. engineering team in Sydney, Australia.
“Colin has an outstanding background in a wide range of business, technical and managerial leadership roles in both hardware and software product development. We are excited about Colin joining our growing R&D team in Sydney,” commented Rob Bedichek, vice president of engineering for VaST Systems.
Lythall brings 20 years of managerial experience to his new role at VaST. Immediately prior to joining VaST, he served at IntelliWhere as the Product Development Manager for highly scalable incident management systems for homeland security and emergency dispatch centers. Colin’s prior experience includes being a co-founder at each of WebVentures, QSI Payments and Qtec Semiconductor, a developer of embedded micro-controllers and component library products plus software simulation and synthesis models.
“The future of complex embedded systems design requires that developers be able to create a software model of a complex hardware system very early in the lifecycle. VaST has the only technology that enables users to produce a virtual system prototype (VSP) that is cycle-accurate and runs at near hardware speeds. I am very pleased to join the VaST team and be part of this design revolution,” commented Lythall.
VaST Systems Technology Corporation solutions enable the creation of a virtual system prototype—a cycle-accurate software model of a system that operates at near real-time speeds under actual software loads. VaST’s solutions are OSCI SystemC-compliant and are used for architecture, hardware and software design. VaST solutions dramatically improve time to market and quality while reducing development costs and risk. Current customers include worldwide leaders in semiconductors, automotive electronics, wireless devices, and consumer electronics. VaST is headquartered in Sunnyvale, California with sales and support offices worldwide.